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Jonathan Romney

  • Li'l Quinquin

    24-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Bruno Dumont. France 2014. 200mins
  • In the Name of My Daughter

    22-May-2014

    Dir: André Téchiné. France 2014. 116 mins
  • Goodbye To Language

    21-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Jean-Luc Godard. France 2014. 70 mins
  • Jauja

    19-May-2014

    Dir: Lisandro Alonso. Argentina-Denmark-France-Mexico-Germany-Brazil. 2014. 108mins
  • Love At First Fight

    18-May-2014

    Dir: Thomas Cailley. France 2014. 98mins
  • The Rover

    17-May-2014

    Dir: David Michod. Australia-US. 2014. 102mins
  • The Blue Room

    16-May-2014

    Dir: Mathieu Amalric. France 2014. 76mins
  • The Captive

    16-May-2014

    Dir: Atom Egoyan. Canada. 2014. 113mins
  • Mr. Turner

    15-May-2014

    Dir: Mike Leigh. UK-France-Germany 2014. 149mins
  • No Man's Land

    13-Feb-2014

    Dir: Ning Hao. China. 2013. 117mins
  • The Third Side Of The River

    12-Feb-2014

    Dir: Celina Murga. Argentina-Germany-Netherlands  2013. 92mins
  • Praia do Futuro

    11-Feb-2014

    Dir: Karim Aïnouz. Brazil-Germany. 2013. 106mins
  • In The Courtyard

    11-Feb-2014

    Dir: Pierre Salvadori. France 2013. 97mins
  • Dark Valley

    10-Feb-2014

    Dir: Andreas Prochaska. Austria-Germany 2013. 115mins
  • If You Don't, I Will

    10-Feb-2014

    Dir: Sophie Fillières. France. 2014. 102mins
  • Journey To The West

    10-Feb-2014

    Dir: Tsai Ming-Liang. France-Taiwan 2014. 56mins
  • The longer Nymphomaniac: more genitals, more botany

    9-Feb-2014

    Screen International critic Jonathan Romney examines what’s new in Lars von Trier’s directors cut of Nymphomaniac Vol 1.
  • Joy Of Man's Desiring

    8-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Denis Côté. Canada. 2014. 70mins
  • The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq

    7-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Guillaume Nicloux. France 2013. 92mins
  • Thou Wast Mild And Lovely

    6-Feb-2014

    Dir: Josephine Decker. US. 2014. 79mins
  • Butter On The Latch

    6-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Josephine Decker. US. 2013. 72mins
  • Tarantino has a laugh in Morelia

    28-Oct-2013

    The youthful Mexican festival also welcomes Alejandro Jodorowsky.
  • Venus In Fur

    25-May-2013

    Dir: Roman Polanski. France-Poland 2013. 96mins
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    25-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Jim Jarmusch. UK-Germany 2013. 123mins
  • Manuscripts Don't Burn

    24-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Mohammad Rasoulof. Iran 2013. 134mins
  • Michael Kohlhaas

    23-May-2013

    Dir: Arnaud des Pallières. France-Germany. 2013. 121mins
  • Norte, The End Of History

    23-May-2013

    Dir: Lav Diaz. Philippines 2013. 250mins
  • Adele: Chapters 1 & 2

    23-May-2013

    Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche. France-Belgium-Spain 2013. 179mins
  • Weekend Of A Champion

    21-May-2013

    Dir: Frank Simon. France-UK. 2012. 93mins
  • Me Myself And Mum

    20-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Guillaume Gallienne. France. 2013. 95mins
  • Tip Top

    19-May-2013

    Dir: Serge Bozon. France. 2013. 106mins
  • Stop The Pounding Heart

    17-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Roberto Minervini. US-Italy-Belgium. 2013. 101mins
  • Heli

    16-May-2013

    Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico. 2013. 105mins
  • Swimming Pool

    15-Feb-2013

    Dir: Carlos Machado Quintela. Cuba-Venezuela. 2012. 66 mins
  • Camille Claudel 1915

    12-Feb-2013

    Dir: Bruno Dumont. France. 2013. 97mins
  • When I Saw You

    12-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Annemarie Jacir. Palestine-Jordan-UAE-Greece. 2012. 93mins
  • Layla Fourie

    11-Feb-2013

    Dir: Pia Marais. Germany-South Africa-France-Netherlands. 2013. 108mins
  • In Bloom

    11-Feb-2013

    Dirs: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross. Germany-Georgia-France. 2013. 102mins
  • The Nun

    10-Feb-2013

    Dir: Guillaume Nicloux. France-Germany-Belgium. 2012. 114mins
  • Everyday Objects

    9-Feb-2013

    Dir: Nicolas Wackerbarth. Germany-France. 2013. 80mins
  • A Long And Happy Life

    9-Feb-2013

    Dir: Boris Khlebnikov. Russia. 2013. 77mins
  • I Used To Be Darker

    9-Feb-2013

    Dir: Matt Porterfield. US. 2013. 90mins
  • In The Name Of

    8-Feb-2013

    Dir: Malgoska Szumowska. Poland. 2013. 101mins
  • Camille Rewinds

    27-May-2012

    Dir: Noémie Lvovsky. France. 2012. 120mins
  • 11/25 The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate

    25-May-2012

    Dir: Koji Wakamatsu. Japan. 2012. 119mins
  • Post Tenebras Lux

    24-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Carlos Reygadas. Mexico-France-Germany. 2012. 120 mins
  • Le Grand Soir

    23-May-2012

    Dirs/scr: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern. France. 2012. 92mins 
  • Holy Motors

    23-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Leos Carax. France-Germany. 2012. 115mins
  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    22-May-2012

    Dir: Alain Resnais. France-Germany. 2012. 115mins
  • Night Across The Street

    21-May-2012

    Dir: Raul Ruiz. Chile-France. 2012. 110mins
  • God's Neighbours

    21-May-2012

    Dir: Meni Yaesh. Israel-France. 2012. 127mins
  • Amour

    20-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Michael Haneke. France-Germany-Austria. 2012. 127mins
  • In A Rush

    19-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing. France. 2012. 93mins
  • Ulrike Ottinger – Nomad From the Lake

    16-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Brigitte Kramer. Germany 2012. 86mins
  • Wilaya

    15-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Pedro Pérez Rosado. Spain 2011. 88mins
  • Winter Nomads

    14-Feb-2012

    Dir: Manuel von Stürler. Switzerland 2012. 90mins
  • Calm At Sea

    14-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Volker Schlöndorff. France-Germany 2011. 89mins
  • Home For The Weekend

    14-Feb-2012

    Dir: Hans-Christian Schmidt. Germany. 2012. 88mins
  • I, Anna

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Barnaby Southcombe. UK-Germany-France. 2012. 93mins
  • The Wall

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Julian Roman Pölsler. Austria-Germany 2012. 108mins
  • Childish Games

    11-Feb-2012

    Dir: Antonio Chavarrías. Spain 2011. 95 mins
  • Kid-Thing

    11-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: David Zellner. US. 2012. 83mins
  • Barbara

    11-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Christian Petzold. Germany 2012.105mins
  • Lost In Paradise

    11-Feb-2012

    Dir: Vu Ngoc Dang. Vietnam 2011. 103 mins
  • Coming Home

    10-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Frédéric Videau. France. 2012. 91mins
  • Death Row

    10-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Werner Herzog. US-UK-Austria. 2012. 188mins
  • Farewell My Queen

    9-Feb-2012

    Dir: Benoït Jacquot. France-Spain. 2012. 100mins
  • Two Years At Sea

    9-Sep-2011

    Dir: Ben Rivers. UK 2011. 88mins
  • Dark Horse

    5-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Todd Solondz. US 2011. 85mins
  • That Summer

    2-Sep-2011

    Dir: Philippe Garrel. France-Italy-Switzerland 2010. 95mins
  • The Day He Arrives

    22-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. South Korea 2011. 79mins
  • Bachelor Days Are Over

    21-May-2011

    Dir: Katia Lewkowicz. France 2011. 99mins
  • The Conquest

    18-May-2011

    Dir: Xavier Durringer. France 2011. 105 mins
  • Pater

    18-May-2011

    Dir: Alain Cavalier. France. 2011. 105mins
  • Le Havre

    17-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Aki Kaurismäki. Finland-France-Germany. 2011. 93mins
  • Outside Satan

    16-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Bruno Dumont. France. 2011. 109mins
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro

    15-May-2011

    Dir: Robert Guédiguian. France-Belgium-Italy. 2011. 107mins
  • The Kid With A Bike

    15-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. France-Belgium-Italy. 2011. 87mins.
  • Leadersheep

    14-May-2011

    Dir: Christian Rouaud. France 2011. 118 mins
  • Michel Petrucciani

    14-May-2011

    Director Michael Radford. France-Germany-Italy. 2011. 102mins
  • Poliss

    13-May-2011

    Dir: Maïwenn. France. 2011. 127mins
  • If Not Us, Who

    18-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Andres Veiel. Germany 2011. 124mins
  • The Terrorists

    17-Feb-2011

    Dir: Thunska Pansittivorakul. Thailand-Germany 2011. 103mins
  • Our Grand Despair  

    17-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Seyfi Teoman. Turkey-Germany-Netherland. 2011. 102mins
  • The Turin Horse

    15-Feb-2011

    Director: Bela Tarr. Hungary-France-Switzerland-Germany 2011. 146mins
  • Target

    15-Feb-2011

    Dir: Alexander Zeldovich. Russia. 2011. 154mins
  • Service Entrance

    15-Feb-2011

    Dir: Philippe Le Guay. France 2010. 100 mins
  • Innocent Saturday

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Alexander Mindadze. Russia-Ukraine-Germany 2011. 90mins
  • The Fatherless

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir: Marie Kreutzer. Austria 2011. 105mins
  • E-Love

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir: Anne Villacèque. France 2010. 97 mins
  • Free Hands

    13-Feb-2011

    Dir: Brigitte Sy. France 2010. 100mins
  • Into The White Night

    13-Feb-2011

    Dir: Yoshihiro Fukagawa. Japan 2011. 149 mins
  • Mama Africa

    13-Feb-2011

    Dir: Mika Kaurismäki. Ger-S Afr-Fin 2011. 90 mins
  • Swans

    12-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Hugo Vieira da Silva. Germany/Portugal 2011. 126mins
  • We Were Here

    12-Feb-2011

    Dir: David Weissman. US 2010. 90mins
  • The Big Trip

    3-Feb-2011

    Dir: Jérôme le Maire. Belgium 2011. 98mins.
  • The Screen Illusion

    3-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Mathieu Amalric. France 2010. 88mins
  • The Baron

    31-Jan-2011

    Dir: Edgar Pera. Portugal 2011. 94mins
  • A Stoker 

    31-Jan-2011

    Dir/scr: Alexei Balabanov. Russia 2010. 80 mins
  • The Names Of Love (Le Nom Des Gens)

    28-May-2010

    Dir: Michel Leclerc. France 2010. 95mins
  • Young Girls In Black (Des Filles En Noir)

    22-May-2010

    Dir-scr:Jean Paul Civeyrac. France 2010. 85mins
  • Rebecca H. (Return To The Dogs)

    21-May-2010

    Dir-scr: Lodge Kerrigan. Fr-US. 2010. 71mins
  • Carlos

    20-May-2010

    Dir: Olivier Assayas. France 2010. 319mins.
  • Of Gods And Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieux)

    18-May-2010

    Dir: Xavier Beauvois. France 2010. 120mins
  • R U There

    17-May-2010

    Dir: David Verbeek. Netherlands-France 2010. 87mins
  • Biutiful

    17-May-2010

    Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Mexico-Spain. 2010. 138mins
  • Love Like Poison (Un Poison Violent)

    16-May-2010

    Dir: Katell Quillévéré. Fr. 2010. 92mins
  • Chatroom

    14-May-2010

    Dir: Hideo Nakata. UK 2010. 97mins
  • The Strange Case of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica)

    13-May-2010

    Dir-scr Manoel de Oliveira. Portugal-Spain-France-Brazil 2010. 104mins
  • On Tour (Tournée)

    13-May-2010

    Dir: Mathieu Amalric. France. 2010. 111mins.
  • About Her Brother (Otouto)

    20-Feb-2010

    Dir. Yoji Yamada. Japan. 2010. 126 mins.
  • A Family (En Familie)

    19-Feb-2010

    Dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen. Denmark 2010. 102 mins.
  • Puzzle (Rompecabezas)

    18-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr Natalia Smirnoff. Argentina/France 2010. 88 mins.
  • Fin (End)

    18-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Luis Sampieri. Spain. 2009. 85mins.
  • On The Path (Na Putu)

    18-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr. Jasmila Žbanic. Bosnia and Herzegovina/Austria/ Germany/Croatia, 2009. 100 mins.
  • How I Ended This Summer (Kak Ya Provel Etim Letom)

    17-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Alexei Popogrebsky. Russia. 2010. 124mins.
  • Heartless

    17-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Philip Ridley. UK. 2009. 110mins.
  • The Hunter (Shekarchi)

    16-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Rafi Pitts. Iran-Germany. 2010. 92mins.
  • Family Tree (L’Arbre Et La Forêt)

    16-Feb-2010

    Dirs/scr: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau. France. 2010. 97mins.
  • Red Hill

    15-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Patrick Hughes. Australia. 2010. 95mins.
  • Bad Family (Paha Perhe)

    14-Feb-2010

    Dir/scr: Aleksi Salmenpera. Finland. 2010. 95mins.
  • The view from the stalls

    4-Feb-2010

    Screen critic Jonathan Romney casts his eye over this year’s Berlinale line-up
  • Eric Rohmer; A Career

    12-Jan-2010

    French veteran Eric Rohmer, who died on January 11 aged 89, was arguably the most misunderstood of the New Wave directors.
  • Antichrist

    2-Jun-2009

    Dir/scr Lars von Trier. Denmark. 2009. 104 mins.
  • Don’t Look Back (Ne Te Retourne Pas)

    31-May-2009

    Dir: Marina de Van. France/Lux/Belgium. 2009. 110 mins.
  • Petition (La Cour Des Plaignants)

    22-May-2009

    Director. Zhao Liang. France-China. 2009. 123 mins.
  • Navidad

    21-May-2009

    Dir. Sebastián Lelio. Chile-France. 2009. 104 mins.
  • To Die Like A Man (Morrer Como Um Homen)

    21-May-2009

    Dir. João Pedro Rodrigues. Portugal-France. 2009. 133 mins.
  • A Brand New Life (Une Vie Toute Neuve)

    21-May-2009

    Dir/scr Ounie Lecomte. France-S. Korea. 2009. 92 mins.
  • A Prophet (Un Prophete)

    21-May-2009

    Dir. Jacques Audiard. Fr / It. 2009. 150 mins.
  • Manila

    19-May-2009

    Dirs. Adolfo Alix Jr, Raya Martin Philippines. 2009. 90 mins.
  • Irène

    18-May-2009

    Dir. Alain Cavalier. France. 2009. 85 mins.
  • Father Of My Children (Le Père De Mes Enfants)

    18-May-2009

    Dir/scr. Mia Hansen-Løve. France. 2009. 110 mins.
  • Huacho

    14-May-2009

    Dir/scr. Alejandro Fernández Almendras. Chile-France-Germany. 2009. 89 mins.
  • Welcome

    23-Mar-2009

    Dir: Philippe Lioret. France. 2009. 105 mins.
  • Reviews - It Might Get Loud

    13-Mar-2009

    They've got axes to grind.
  • It Might Get Loud

    11-Feb-2009

    Dir: Davis Guggenheim. US. 2009. 97mins.
  • Katalin Varga

    11-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Peter Strickland. Romania-UK-Hungary. 2009. 84mins.
  • Eccentricities Of A Blond-Haired Girl (Singularidades De Uma Rapariga Loura)

    11-Feb-2009

    Dir: Manoel de Oliveira. Portugal-France-Spain. 2009. 63mins.
  • Double Take

    11-Feb-2009

    Dir: Johan Grimonprez. Belgium-Germany-Netherlands. 2008. 80mins.
  • The Countess

    10-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr/music: Julie Delpy. Germany-France. 2009. 94mins.
  • London River

    10-Feb-2009

    Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Algeria-France-UK. 2009. 87mins.
  • Everyone Else (Alle Anderen)

    9-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Maren Ade. Germany. 2009. 119mins.
  • Bluebeard (Barbe-Bleue)

    9-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Catherine Breillat. France. 2009. 80mins.
  • Mammoth

    8-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Lukas Moodysson. Sweden-Germany-Denmark. 2009. 125mins.
  • In The Electric Mist

    7-Feb-2009

    Dir: Bertrand Tavernier. US-France. 2009. 117mins.
  • I Know You Know

    7-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Justin Kerrigan.UK. 2009. 81mins.
  • The Exploding Girl

    6-Feb-2009

    Dir: Bradley Rust Grey. US. 2009. 79mins.
  • The Girl On The Train (La Fille Du RER)

    6-Feb-2009

    Dir: Andre Techine.France. 2009. 105mins.
  • Dogging: A Love Story

    28-Jan-2009

    Dir: Simon Ellis. UK. 2009. 103 mins
  • The Strength Of Water

    27-Jan-2009

    Dir: Armagan Ballantyne. New Zealand-Germany. 2009. 86mins.
  • The Hungry Ghosts

    27-Jan-2009

    Dir/scr: Michael Imperioli. US. 2009. 105mins.
  • Palermo Shooting

    24-May-2008

    Dir: Wim Wenders. Germany-Italy-France. 2008. 124 mins.
  • Tulpan

    23-May-2008

    Dir: Sergei Dvortsevoi. Germany-Switzerland-Kazakhstan-Russia-Poland. 2008. 100 mins.
  • Johnny Mad Dog

    21-May-2008

    Dir: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire. France/Liberia/Belgium. 2008. 93mins.
  • Involuntary (De Ofrivilliga)

    20-May-2008

    Dir: Ruben Östlund. Sweden. 2008. 98mins.
  • Maradona By Kusturica

    20-May-2008

    Dir: Emir Kusturica. France-Spain. 95mins.
  • Liverpool

    20-May-2008

    Dir: Lisandro Alonso. Argentina-Netherlands-France. 84mins
  • Sanguepazzo

    20-May-2008

    Dir: Marco Tullio Giordana. Italy-France. 2008. 148mins .
  • Tony Manero

    19-May-2008

    Dir: Pablo Larrain. Chile-Brazil. 2008. 98mins .
  • Voyage To The Pyranees (Le Voyage aux Pyrenees)

    18-May-2008

    Dir/scr. Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu.France. 2008. 102 mins.
  • Soi Cowboy

    17-May-2008

    Dir/scr Thomas Clay. Thailand/UK. 2008. 117 mins.
  • Linha De Passe

    16-May-2008

    Dir: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas. Brazil-France. 2008. 108 mins.
  • Three Monkeys (Uc Maymun)

    16-May-2008

    Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Turkey-France-Italy. 2008. 109 mins.
  • The Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)

    18-Feb-2008

    Dir: Jose Padilha. 2007, Brazil, Argentina. 118 mins.
  • I've Loved You So Long... (Il Ya Longtemps Que Je T'aime...)

    15-Feb-2008

    Dir: Philippe Claudel. France/Germany. 2008. 110 mins.
  • Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    14-Feb-2008

    Dir: Matt Wolf. US. 2008. 70mins.A long-neglected cult musician gets his well-deserved moment in the limelight in Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, a moving, celebratory documentary that will turn many viewers on to its subject's strange, compelling sounds. Expect neither myth-making nor music-biz scandal from this level-headed, informative piece, but do expect to be moved by the story of an under-rated visionary who died tragically young in ...
  • Filth and Wisdom

    13-Feb-2008

    Dir: Madonna. UK. 2008. 81 minsContrary to billing, there's not much filth and precious little wisdom in Madonna's directing debut. Even so, you have to applaud her for daring to get behind a camera, given that her career in front of it has been strewn with clunkers. While Filth And Wisdom may not quite inhabit the same Hall of Shame as Shanghai Surprise, Body of Evidence and (God save us) Swept ...
  • Full Battle Rattle

    13-Feb-2008

    Dir: Tony Gerber, Jesse Ross. US. 2008. 92 minsAmerican tanks roll under the desert sun, the minaret of a mosque stands out on the horizon, a wounded soldier spurts blood... a scene from the Iraq war, surely' Not quite - the tanks are real, but the mosque isn't, and even the soldier is a dummy. US documentary Full Battle Rattle is without a doubt the most bizarre ...
  • War Child

    13-Feb-2008

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    12-Feb-2008

    Dir: Mike Leigh. US/UK. 2007 118mins.
  • Son of a Lion

    11-Feb-2008

    Dir: Benjamin Gilmour. Australia/Pakistan. 2007. 92mins.Childrens' exposure to gun culture is fast becoming one of the fail-safe themes of world cinema, but we haven't yet seen it in quite the context presented by the inventive Pakistan-set drama Son Of A Lion.Benjamin Gilmour's no-frills DV feature, co-written with collaborators from the towns of Kohat and Darra Adem Khel in the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) of ...
  • The Song Of Sparrows

    10-Feb-2008

    Dir: Majid Majidi. Iran. 2008. 98 mins.
  • Rail Road Crossing (Pas a nivell)

    29-Jan-2008

    Dir: Pere Vilà. Spain. 2007. 103 mins.For many viewers, Catalan drama Rail Road Crossing will seem like the watching-paint-dry film par excellence. At first sight, Pere Vilà's debut feature exemplifies the three-act structure of art cinema: nothing happens, nothing happens and still nothing happens. But for viewers prepared to go with its very reticent flow, Rail Road Crossing will be a rewarding low-key pleasure - an ...
  • 57000 km Between Us (57000 KM entre nous)

    29-Jan-2008

    Dir: Delphine Kreuter. France. 2007. 82 mins.Hell is other people - especially family, and especially when they have a camcorder in hand. That's the message of Delphine Kreuter's debut 57 000 KM Between Us, a caustic exercise that uses its rough-edged DV medium to revealing effect, re-tuning French bourgeois comedy for the digital age. The film is so zeitgeist-specific that it could date quickly, but Kreuter's scrutiny of online mores is sincere rather than ...
  • The King of Ping Pong (Ping-Pongkingen)

    28-Jan-2008

    Dir: Jens Jonsson. Sweden. 2007. 107 mins.Growing pains in a cold climate: this formula has reaped handsome dividends for Nordic cinema in the past, most spectacularly for Lasse Hallström's My Life as a Dog, and more modestly for Dagur Kári's Icelandic art-house hit of 2003 Noi Albinoi. Swedish comedy-drama The King of Ping Pong looks set to follow in their wake: a contender in Rotterdam's Tiger Awards competition, it arrives ...
  • Waltz In Starlight (Hoshikageno Waltz)

    26-Jan-2008

    Dir: Shingo Wakagi. Japan. 2007. 97mins.Japanese photographer turned director Shingo Wakagi makes a tender homage to his grandfather in an affecting DV miniature that mixes fictionalized reminiscence with documentary touches. Borderline-experimental, the very personal Waltz In Starlight is essentially gentle portraiture with just a hint of narrative content, the film's intelligent, detached plea for inter-generational understanding offering an idiosyncratic update ...
  • My Marlon And Brando (Gitmek)

    26-Jan-2008

    Dir: Hüseyin Karabey. Turkey/Netherlands/UK. 2008. 92minsA Turkish woman embarks on a romantic journey as war breaks out in Iraq , in the tough, engaging road movie My Marlon And Brando. Billed as being 'based on a true story', the film derives its distinctive immediacy from the fact that its lead characters - star/co-writer Ayça Damgaci and Kurdish actor Hama Ali Kahn - are effectively playing themselves. The emotionally involving ...
  • Shot In Bombay

    15-Jan-2008

    Dir: Liz Mermin, UK/US 2007. 99mins.Fact proves racier than fiction in Shot In Bombay, Liz Mermin's documentary on the filming of a Bollywood action movie based on true events. The film in question is Shootout At Lokhandwala, director Apoorva Lakhia's 2007 thriller inspired by a real-life Mumbai gun battle between police and criminals in 1991.
  • Eastern Promises

    10-Sep-2007

    Dir: David Cronenberg US/UK/ Canada , 2007. 96minsA brutal, yet surprisingly tender thriller about Russian gangsters in London, Eastern Promises sees David Cronenberg once again displaying the sign of a true auteur - someone who can take seemingly uncharacteristic material and make it entirely his own. Written by Steve Knight, Eastern Promises comes across as very much a companion piece to Cronenberg's last film A History of Violence, ...
  • The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (Les Amours D'Astree et de Celadon)

    5-Sep-2007

    Dir: Eric Rohmer France /Spain/Italy 2007. 109minsThere are two Eric Rohmers. The more popular is the detached comic observer of modern emotional dilemmas, the maker of the Moral Comedies and Four Seasons series. The other is a sometimes forbidding experimental contriver of historical and literary dramas, such as Perceval le Gallois, La Marquise d'O and The Lady and the Duke. Rohmer's new feature belongs in the latter camp ...
  • A Girl Cut In Two (La Fille Coupee En Deux)

    8-Aug-2007

    Dir: Claude Chabrol France 2007. 115 mins tbcIt's cynical business as usual for Claude Chabrol, who offers plentiful style and psychological finesse, if few surprises, in his latest jaundiced and sophisticated entertainment. The story of a young woman caught between two rivalrous and highly unsuitable admirers, A Girl Cut In Two has the typical trappings of a Chabrol thriller, although it would be more accurate to call this a melodrama of manners with ...
  • I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster (J'ai Toujours Reve D'etre Un Gangster)

    5-Aug-2007

    Dir/scr: Samuel Benchetrit . Fr. 2007. 110minsCheerful absurdity, hangdog humour and a sober recognition that, when you come down to it, provincial France just isn't the wild frontier of American crime cinema - all this makes Samuel Benchetrit's downbeat farce a distinctively offbeat pleasure. A set of linked crime vignettes, centred around a drab roadside cafeteria, I Always Wanted to Be A Gangster is a knowing spoof on the themes and structure ...
  • The Substitute (Vikaren)

    18-Jul-2007

    Dir: Ole Bornedal. Denmark. 2007. 89minsAll children know that teachers are weird, but what if some of them turned out to be really weird - extra-terrestrially weird' This serviceable premise has yielded entertaining dividends before - notably in Robert Rodriguez's 1998 teen chiller The Faculty - and Danish spoof scarer The Substitute hardly breaks radical new ground.
  • You, The Living

    30-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Roy Andersson. Swe-Ger-Fr-Den-Nor. 2007. 94minsOne of European cinema's most distinctive stylists, and darkest humourists, returns with another tragi-comic panorama of the human condition ...
  • Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case (Bunt: Delo Litvinenko)

    29-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Andrei Nekrasov. Ger. 2007. 113mins.A political hot potato dropped into the Cannes official selection at the last moment, Andrei Nekrasov's Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case is likely to spark more news stories than it answers questions.
  • The Last Mistress (Une Vieille Maitresse)

    27-May-2007

    Dir: Catherine Breillat. Fr-It. 2007. 114minsSeasoned provocatrice Catherine Breillat puts a predictably louche spin on the costume drama genre in An Old Mistress, her adaptation of an 1851 novel by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly. Well known for her sexually explicit and intellectually confrontational dramas such as Romance and Anatomy Of Hell, Breillat here shakes historical drama out of its petticoats, with a torrid but rigorously executed tale ...
  • Promise Me This (Promets-moi)

    27-May-2007

    Dir: Emir Kusturica. Fr-Serb. 2007. 140mins'Never knowingly understated' continues to be the motto of Serbian madcap director Emir Kusturica. All the usual ingredients are present in Promise Me This, the latest knockabout episode of Emir's Balkan Follies - manic overacting, slapstick, wildly cartoonish characters and the usual menagerie of hapless animals (this time including cats, goats, a cow, a warthog and a turkey in a bonnet).
  • The Man From London (A Londoni Ferfi)

    24-May-2007

    Dir: Bela Tarr Hung-Fr-Ger. 2007. 135 mins
  • Chop Shop

    23-May-2007

    Dir: Ramin Bahrani. US. 2007. 84 mins A flawlessly observed piece of street realism, and an unforgiving parable of American economic reality, Chop Shop is a compelling follow-up to Man Push Cart, Ramin Bahrani's 2005 debut.
  • Go Go Tales

    23-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Abel Ferrara. It/US. 2007. 96 mins Abel Ferrara , king of New York low-life drama, slips into more benign mode than usual with Go Go Tales, a good-natured but somewhat half-baked evocation of life backstage at a lap dancing club.
  • Magnus

    20-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Kadri Kousaar. Est/UK 2007. 86 mins Seamy low life, chic depression and off-the-wall humour make a heady if uneven mixture in the debut feature by Estonia's Kadri Kousaar. Magnus presents a morose, sometimes blackly witty view of life in contemporary Estonia from the point of view of a suicidal young man and his father.
  • The 11th Hour

    20-May-2007

    Dir: Leila Conners Petersen & Nadia Conners. USA . 2007. 91 mins.Leonardo DiCaprio discreetly lends his weight as star and environmental campaigner to The 11th Hour, an unashamedly polemical documentary cum call-to-arms about the current dire state of the ecology - and future prospects for change.
  • Water Lilies (Naissance des Pieuvres)

    20-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Celine Sciamma. France 2007. 85 mins Every Cannes festival brings at least one sexually delicate French coming-of-age drama, and while Water Lilies is hardly mould-breaking, it's certainly an affecting and more than competent addition to the genre.
  • Love Songs (Les Chansons d'Amour)

    18-May-2007

    Dir/scr: Christophe Honore Fr. 2007. 95 mins The genre of the realist-inflected arthouse musical has intermittently thrived in France , ever since it was kick-started by Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Papapluies de Cherbourg). It's an institution that ambitious French directors have returned to with regularity, with even the likes of Godard and Rivette dabbling in it, while the last really successful ...
  • Control

    18-May-2007

    Dir: Anton Corbijn. UK. 2007. 119mins.
  • Celebration

    6-Mar-2007

    Dir: Olivier Meyrou. Fr. 2007. 74mins.
  • Anna M

    28-Feb-2007

    Dir/scr: Michel Spinosa. Fr. 2007. 106mins.
  • The Unpolished (Die Unerzogenen)

    25-Feb-2007

    Dir: Pia Marais. Ger. 2007. 95mins
  • Good Morning, Mister Grothe (Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe)

    20-Feb-2007

    Dir: Lars Kraume. Ger. 2007. 90mins
  • Angel

    17-Feb-2007

    Dir: François Ozon. Fr-UK-Bel. 2007. 137mins
  • Hallam Foe

    16-Feb-2007

    Dir: David Mackenzie. UK. 2007. 96mins.
  • Don't Touch The Axe (Ne Touchez Pas La Hache)

    16-Feb-2007

    Dir: Jacques Rivette. Fr-It. 2007. 137mins Elegance, austerity, high seriousness, barbed wit: this heady combination might not be to everyone's taste, but anyone susceptible to literary costume drama at its most intellectually substantial will be bowled over by Don't Touch The Axe, Jacques Rivette's surprisingly faithful adaptation of Balzac's novel La Duchesse De Langeais.
  • Yella

    15-Feb-2007

    Dir/writer: Christian Petzold. Germany 2007.89 minsFor some, existential business-world drama Yella will be the proverbial mystery wrapped within a riddle wrapped within an enigma. But for audiences with a taste for intellectual stimulation, ...
  • Irina Palm

    14-Feb-2007

    Dir: Sam Garbarski Bel-Ger-Lux-UK-Fr. 2007. 103mins It may be the work of a German-born, Belgian-based director, but Euro co-production Irina Palm is a thoroughly British film at heart - the latest in that 'naughty-but-nice' vein of stories that delight in placing genteel ...
  • Mein Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (Mein Fuhrer - Die Wirklich Wahrste Wahrheit Uber Adolf Hitler)

    13-Feb-2007

    It's not quite The Great Dictator, nor Lubitsch's To Be Or Not To Be (nor even Mel Brooks's remake of it). But for audacity and good intentions at least, Dani Levy's Hitler comedy
  • Witnesses (Les Temoins)

    13-Feb-2007

    Dir: Andre Techine. France. 2007. 115minsTechine powerfully reasserts his status as one of European cinema's most adult film-makers in Witnesses, a complex, assured evocation of the mid-80s, when French society was first confronted ...
  • Goodbye Bafana

    12-Feb-2007

    Dir: Bille August. France/Germany/Belgium/Italy/South Africa 2007. 117 mins Denmark's double Palme d'Or laureate Bille August takes on one of modern historical cinema's holy grails, after a fashion: in its indirect way, GoodbyeBafana
  • The Mark of Cain

    31-Jan-2007

    Dir: Marc Munden. UK. 2007. 90mins Moral dilemmas both public and personal form the core of The Mark of Cain, a gripping and very timely drama about British forces in Iraq. Written by playwright and TV screenwriter Tony Marchant (Kid in the Corner,
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007

    19-Jan-2007

    36th International Film Festival Rotterdam in numbers(2006 numbers in brackets)367,000 Visitors to the festival (358,000)2,940Festival guests (2,814)
  • Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

    5-Nov-2006

  • Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (Parfum: Die Geschichte Eines Morders)

    14-Sep-2006

  • Demented (Le Dernier Des Fous)

    15-Aug-2006

    Dir: Laurent Achard. Fr. 2006. 96mins.
  • First Love (Hatsu-Koi)

    29-Jun-2006

  • Inside Paris (Dans Paris)

    29-Jun-2006

  • Transe

    28-Jun-2006

    Dir/scr: Teresa Villaverde. Port-Fr-It. 2006. 126mins.There are the seeds of a coherently harrowing drama about European sex traffic in Teresa Villaverde's Transe, but you have to dig deep to find them. Part road movie, part abstract essay and - as the title suggests - part free-floating hallucination, the latest film by the Portuguese writer-director will mystify most audiences, and bore even those with a yen for ultra- rarefied European art cinema. Sales potential ...
  • Komma

    19-Jun-2006

    Dir: Martine Doyen. Bel-Fr. 2006. 90mins.
  • To Get To Heaven First You Have To Die (Bihisht Faqat Barqi Murdagon)

    19-Jun-2006

    Dir/scr: Djamshed Usmonov. Fr-Ger-Switz-Russ. 2006. 93mins.
  • Avida

    14-Jun-2006

    Dirs/scr: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern. Fr. 2006. 83mins.
  • Transylvania

    9-Jun-2006

    France. 2006. 103mins. Director, screenplay Tony Gatlif
  • Colossal Youth

    5-Jun-2006

    Dir: Pedro Costa. Portugal/France/Switzerland 2006. 155 mins Without a doubt the most difficult film in this year's Cannes competition - where it provoked more walk-outs than any other film - Pedro Costa's hyper-austere Colossal Youth at least deserves some recognition and respect. While the film admittedly seems inert for large stretches of its challenging length, and many viewers will find it near-impossible to watch, Colossal Youth is nonetheless the work of ...
  • The Family Friend (L'Amico Di Famiglia)

    26-May-2006

    Dir, Scr: Paolo Sorrentino. Italy/France 2006. 110 mins A generally unsurprising Cannes competition received an invigorating blast of invention with The Family Friend, a stylish, dark but sometimes perplexing third feature from Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino.The story of a thoroughly grumpy old loanshark, this philosophical black comedy sets itself the challenge of making us sympathise with the most unlikeable character imaginable. Sorrentino's stylistic ...
  • The Right Of The Weakest (La Raison Du Plus Faible)

    26-May-2006

    Dir, scr: Lucas Belvaux. Belgium/France 2006. 116 minsA Belgian proletarian caper movie is hardly the first thing anyone expected from Lucas Belvaux, whose Trilogy, a set of three interlocking features, was an audacious formal anomaly in recent French mainstream cinema. The Right Of The Weakest lies halfway between working-class realism in a Ken Loach/Dardennes bracket, and a Melville-esque tough-guy crime drama. But the film's decidedly ordinary execution, ...
  • The Right Of The Weakest (La Raison Du Plus Faible)

    26-May-2006

    Dir, scr: Lucas Belvaux. Belgium/France 2006. 116 minsA Belgian proletarian caper movie is hardly the first thing anyone expected from Lucas Belvaux, whose Trilogy, a set of three interlocking features, was an audacious formal anomaly in recent French mainstream cinema. The Right Of The Weakest lies halfway between working-class realism in a Ken Loach/Dardennes bracket, and a Melville-esque tough-guy crime drama. But the film's decidedly ordinary execution, ...
  • Climates (Iklimler)

    23-May-2006

  • Lights In The Dusk (Laitakaupungin Valot)

    23-May-2006

  • Princess

    20-May-2006

    Dir: Anders Morgenthaler. Den. 2006. 80mins.
  • Paris, Je T'Aime

    19-May-2006

    Dirs: see credits below. Fr-Liech-Switz. 2006. 120mins.
  • The Unforgiven (Yongseobadji Mot-hanja)

    19-Apr-2006

    Dir/scr: Yoon Jong-bin. S Kor. 2005. 126mins.The traumas of masculinity and themilitary life are sensitively and obliquely probed in The Unforgiven, the debut feature fromKorean writer-director Yoon Jong-bin. Despitecurrents of menace and brutality, it lies at the more contemplative end ofSouth Korea's cinema spectrum, its elliptical, two-strand structure making itakin to the teasing narratives of Hong Sang-soo (The Day A Pig ...
  • The Peter Pan Formula (Peterpan-eui Gongsik)

    7-Mar-2006

  • Hotel Harabati (De Particulier A Particulier)

    27-Feb-2006

  • Absolute Wilson

    23-Feb-2006

    Dir/scr: Katharina Otto-Bernstein. US-Ger. 2006.105mins.
  • Dead Run (Shisso)

    23-Feb-2006

    Dir: Sabu.Jap. 2005. 124mins.
  • The Kick (Der Kick)

    23-Feb-2006

  • It's Winter (Zemestan)

    22-Feb-2006

  • Vitus

    22-Feb-2006

  • 1:1

    20-Feb-2006

  • The Free Will (Der Freie Wille)

    20-Feb-2006

  • Offside (Sweden, 2006)

    17-Feb-2006

    Dir: Jafar Pahani. Iran. 2006. 88mins.
  • The Comedy Of Power (L'Ivresse Du Pouvoir)

    17-Feb-2006

  • Longing (Senhsucht)

    16-Feb-2006

    Dir:Valeska Grisebach. Germany.2006. 88 mins Astory ...
  • The Road To Guantanamo

    15-Feb-2006

    Dirs: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross. UK. 2006.95mins Michael ...
  • Snow Cake

    9-Feb-2006

    Dir: Marc Evans. UK-Can. 2006. 112minsWith itstale of two misfits who improbably bond in ...
  • Lunacy (Sileni)

    4-Feb-2006

  • Klimt

    1-Feb-2006

    Dir: Raúl Ruiz. Aust-Ger-UK-Fr.2006. 129mins (Director's Cut)/97 mins (short version).There are biopics- and then there are biopics in the style of Raúl Ruiz. Anyone hoping for an easily comprehensible,fact-based ride through the life of Viennese painter Gustav Klimt(1862-1918) will be baffled by the flamboyantly discontinuous approach taken bythe prolific Chilean-born director here. ...
  • Unknown White Male

    29-Nov-2005

  • Kissed By Winter (Vinterkyss)

    1-Nov-2005

  • Separate Lies

    15-Sep-2005

  • Riviera

    9-Aug-2005

  • The Rising: The Ballad Of Mangal Pandey

    4-Aug-2005

  • Housewarming (Travaux, On Sait Quand Ca Commence')

    20-Jun-2005

  • Invisible (Les Invisibles)

    8-Jun-2005

  • Sangre

    7-Jun-2005

  • Cold Showers (Douches Froides)

    2-Jun-2005

  • The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse

    1-Jun-2005

  • The Moustache (La Moustache)

    31-May-2005

    Dir:Emmanuel Carrere. Fr. 2005. 86mins.
  • Tale Of Cinema (Keuk jang jeon)

    24-May-2005

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. SKor-Fr. 2005. 90mins
  • Tale Of Cinema (Keuk jang jeon)

    24-May-2005

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. SKor-Fr. 2005. 90mins
  • Tale Of Cinema (Keuk jang jeon)

    24-May-2005

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. SKor-Fr. 2005. 90mins
  • To Paint Or Make Love (Peindre Ou Faire L'amour)

    18-May-2005

  • The Child (L'Enfant)

    17-May-2005

    Dir/scr: Jean-Pierre andLuc Dardenne. Bel-Fr. 2005. 95mins
  • A History Of Violence

    16-May-2005

  • I Am A Sex Addict

    2-Feb-2005

  • With Blood On My Hands ' Pusher II (Pusher II)

    2-Feb-2005

    Dir/scr: Nicolas Winding Refn. Den. 2004. 96mins
  • The Forest For The Trees (Der Wald Vor Lauter Baumen)

    25-Jan-2005

    Dir:Maren Ade. Ger. 2003. 81minsA sober psychological drama about a novice teacher in meltdown, Maren Ade'slow-budget The Forest for the Trees builds slowly but assuredly toproduce an unsettling final kick. An introverted but commanding lead performanceby Eva Lobau should put her name on the map, as well as that of debut featuremaker Maren Ade, whose graduation film this is.
  • As It Is In Heaven (Sa Som I Himmelen)

    4-Nov-2004

    Dir/scr: Kay Pollak.Sweden-Denmark. 2004. 130mins
  • Melinda And Melinda

    17-Sep-2004

  • Layer Cake

    13-Sep-2004

  • Nelly (A Ce Soir)

    9-Aug-2004

  • Right Now (A Tout De Suite)

    9-Jul-2004

  • Our Music (Notre Musique)

    2-Jul-2004

    Dir/scr: Jean-Luc Godard. France 2004. 80minsA characteristically encyclopaedic disquisition onwords, images and war, the latest essay-fiction from Jean-Luc Godard is notobviously as visually striking as its predecessor, Eloge De l'Amour, andis considerably more dense verbally. But this three-parter shows Godard to beas perplexing and provocative as ever.
  • Schizo (Shiza)

    28-Jun-2004

    Dir: Guka OmarovaRuss-Kazahkstan-Fr-Ger. 2004. 90mins.
  • The Ordeal (Calvaire)

    9-Jun-2004

    Dir: Fabrice du Welz. Fr-Bel-Lux. 2004. 90mins.
  • Welcome To Switzerland (Bienvenue En Suisse)

    7-Jun-2004

  • After We're Gone (En Attendant Le Deluge)

    3-Jun-2004

    Dir/scr: Damien Odoul. France. 2004. 80minsCannes simply would not be Cannes without at least onehighly-rated French auteur coming a cropper. This year it was the turn ofDamien Odoul, who made a dazzling debut in 2000 with Le Souffle, adream-like rural coming-of-age drama.
  • Clean

    24-May-2004

  • House Of Flying Daggers

    21-May-2004

    Dir/scr: ZhangYimou. Chi-HK. 2004. 119mins
  • The Holy Girl (La Nina Santa)

    20-May-2004

  • The Consequences Of Love (Las Consecuencias Del Amor)

    17-May-2004

    Dir/scr:Paolo Sorrentino, Italy. 2004. 100minsAn ice-coolexistential drama neatly poised on the borderline of thriller territory, PaoloSorrentino's elegant second feature marks the Neapolitan writer-director assomeone who knows just how to impose an individual stamp on idiosyncraticmaterial. A hyper-stylised, often slyly witty portrait of a loner in crisis,the film possibly gestures in the direction of more philosophical substancethan it may prove ...
  • En Route (Unterwegs)

    2-Feb-2004

  • Peep 'TV' Show

    30-Jan-2004

  • Aaltra

    29-Jan-2004

  • Asshak, Tales From The Sahara (Asshak, Geschichte Aus Der Sahara)

    29-Jan-2004

  • War (Vojna)

    29-Jan-2004

  • Aaltra

    28-Jan-2004

  • Anatomy Of Hell (Anatomie De L'Enfer)

    27-Jan-2004

  • La Chose Publique

    16-Sep-2003

  • Coming And Going (Vai E Vem)

    24-Jul-2003

  • For She's A Jolly Good Fellow (Elle Est Des Notres)

    22-Jul-2003

  • Playing 'In The Company Of Men' (En Jouant 'Dans La Compagnie Des Hommes')

    15-Jul-2003

  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

    5-Jun-2003

  • Gozu

    3-Jun-2003

  • Kitchen Stories (Salmer Fra Kjokkenet)

    27-May-2003

  • That Day (Ce Jour-La)

    22-May-2003

  • Young Adam

    18-May-2003

  • The Principles Of Lust

    21-Feb-2003

  • Noi The Albino (Noi Albinoi)

    3-Feb-2003

  • Abouna (Our Father)

    10-Dec-2002

  • Focus

    12-Jul-2002

  • A Piece Of Sky (Une Part Du Ciel)

    2-Jul-2002

  • El Bonaerense

    2-Jul-2002

  • L'Adversaire (The Adversary)

    2-Jul-2002

  • Lilo & Stitch

    2-Jul-2002

  • The Uncertainty Principle (O Principio Da Incerteza)

    2-Jul-2002

  • 10

    27-Jun-2002

  • Unknown Pleasures (Ren Xiao Yao)

    27-Jun-2002

  • REVIEW: Demonlover

    23-May-2002

    Dir: Olivier Assayas. France 2002. 129mins. Screened in Competition
  • The Man Without A Past (Mies Vailla Menneisyytta)

    23-May-2002

  • The Man Without A Past (Mies Vailla Menneisyytta)

    23-May-2002

  • REVIEW: Kedma

    17-May-2002

  • London Film Critics applaud Moulin Rouge

    14-Feb-2002

  • France's UGC to enter UK distribution market

    17-Dec-2001

    French major UGC is planning to give foreign-language films a massive boost in the notoriously tough UK market by launching a UK distribution presence early next year.
  • Chan's biggest opener in four years is no accident

    31-Jan-2001

    Golden Harvest allowed no mishaps with the release of Jackie Chan's latest title, The Accidental Spy. Teddy Chan's US$25m action-comedy, which opened over the highly competitive Chinese New Year period on 49 screens, has proved Chan's biggest opener in four years, taking US$1.78m in its first week on release. January has proved successful for Chan in the past. In 1997 Mr Nice Guy, the last Chan film to gross more than Spy in its opening week, pulled in $2,073,601 ...
  • Korean murder mystery breaks admissions record

    10-Jan-2001

    A murder mystery film thought to be Korea's first film shot on Super-35mm, has become the country's highest grossing film with 5.8 million admissions.
  • Kuratorium budget to be slashed

    24-Nov-2000

    German public film funding body, the Kuratorium of Young German Cinema, is facing a 12% budget cut, which it claims could jeopardise its future existence.
  • Hallmark taps German fund for feature, TV slate

    23-Nov-2000

    German fund specialist ALCAS is launching a Euros216.6m operating fund to back three TV mini-series and two feature film projects from US-based producer Hallmark Entertainment.
  • German culture minister Naumann quits post

    22-Nov-2000

    Michael Naumann, the German culture minister who oversaw the controversial departure of Berlin International Film Festival chief Moritz de Hadeln, has stepped down after just two years in the job.
  • ALCAS launches fund for Paramount quartet

    22-Nov-2000

    German fund specialist ALCAS is offering the investing public a slice of four upcoming Paramount features including the next film in the Tom Clancy franchise, The Sum Of All Fears, and Ben Stiller comedy Zoolander.
  • MBP backs Sides with second fund

    24-Oct-2000

    German finance house MBP has launched its second tranche of investment, through which it will back Istvan Szabo's $10.5m Taking Sides amongst other projects.
  • Hannover Leasing throws $150m into Rings trilogy

    23-Oct-2000

    Munich-based leasing company Hannover Leasing (HL) has established a $150m (DM350.5m) fund to finance the third installment in New Line Cinema's $270m The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Return Of The King, which Peter Jackson is directing.
  • Victory Media to finance EM.TV internet venture

    17-Oct-2000

    Private German film fund Victory Media plans to co-finance EM.TV & Merchandising's proposed internet platform Junior Web through its 16th MultiMediaFonds.
  • Germany's NSF, MME unveil plans to float

    16-Oct-2000

    Despite the stormy times currently besetting the capital markets, another two German production outfits - Me, Myself and Eye Entertainment (MME) and Neue Sentimental Film (NSF) - are planning to join the 30-odd media companies listed on Frankfurt's Neuer Markt exchange.
  • Arranque pacts with Helkon subsidiary

    12-Oct-2000

    Hamburg-based production outfit Arranque Film has concluded a first-look deal with KinoFilm Muenchen, a subsidiary of German production and distribution group Helkon Media.
  • Dutch government extends tax incentive scheme

    27-Sep-2000

    The Dutch government has extended tax measures, introduced in 1997 to encourage private investment in local film production, for another 12 months.
  • Verhoeven mulls shoot in native Holland

    16-Aug-2000

    Director Paul Verhoeven, currently in Europe to promote his latest feature Hollow Man, has said he is considering two projects that would take him back to his native Holland: a Dutch-language thriller and an English-language adaptation of French author Guy de Maupassant's short story Mont Oriol.
  • Dutch industry launches appeal to save Ketelhuis

    15-Aug-2000

    A group of prominent Dutch film professionals have launched a campaign to rescue the Ketelhuis, the permanent showcase cinema for Dutch film in Amsterdam.
  • Belgian box office basks in summer high

    9-Aug-2000

    Admissions in Belgium reached a record-breaking 2.25 million for the month of July, up 30% from the same month in 1999. This resulted in an unprecedented box office gross of more than $12m (BFr500m).
  • Start-up outfit F.A.M.E. teams with Becker

    1-Aug-2000

    F.A.M.E. Film & Music Entertainment - the latest German production outfit destined for the Neuer Markt - has sealed a three-year agreement with Australia's Becker Entertainment to jointly develop and produce a raft of features over the next three years.
  • Production report: HK strives for pan-Asian appeal

    13-Jul-2000

    The running joke at the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum in April was that the only Asian country producing films of a lower quality than Hong Kong was Macau. The huge success at the Hong Kong box office this year of Nakata Hideo's Japanese psycho-horror Ring ($4m) and Kang Je-gyu's Korean blockbuster Shiri ($750,000) has forced the industry to accept that Hollywood is not the only threat to local product.
  • Swiss culture ministry's film coffers run dry

    11-Jul-2000

    Switzerland's production community has been hit by the news that the Swiss culture ministry (BAK) has already committed its entire $4.7m (SFr7.6m) annual budget for film production and development funding only halfway through the year.
  • Tykwer, Szabo secure German public funding

    26-Jun-2000

    Tom Tykwer and Istvan Szabo are amongst the film-makers to secure cash in the latest round of funding awards from financing body the German Federal Film Board (FFA).
  • Die Unberuehrbare wins big at German Film Awards

    18-Jun-2000

    Oskar Roehler's drama No Place To Go (Die Unberuehrbare), which had its premiere in Cannes last month as part of Directors Fortnight, was the evening's big winner at the 50th German Film Awards in Berlin on June 16, winning the Best Film award, the DM1m ($494,000) Film Strip in Gold, and Best Actress, worth DM20,000 ($9,900) for lead actress Hannelore Elsner.
  • Germany's IN-motion plans IPO

    11-Jun-2000

    Frankfurt-based music and film production company, IN-motion movie & TV productions, has become the latest German media company to seek a listing on the Neuer Markt stock exchange.
  • American Psycho to open Fantasy Filmfest

    9-Jun-2000

    Mary Harron's American Psycho, starring Christian Bale, will be the opening film at this year's Fantasy Filmfest in Germany.
  • Babelsberg production chief slams German tax laws

    9-Jun-2000

    Studio Babelsberg's managing director for production, Rainer Schaper, called for changes to German tax legislation during a speech at this week's Media Forum NRW in Cologne.
  • Arndt takes producer prize at Cologne

    7-Jun-2000

    Stefan Arndt has been awarded the Producer Prize at this year's Cologne Conference. The Casting Award went to Anja Dihrberg.
  • Media Luna launches joint venture sales company

    6-Jun-2000

    Cologne-based sales agent Media Luna International Film Sales has joined forces with four German production houses to launch an expanded theatrical sales outfit Media Luna Entertainment (MLE).
  • Atlas picks up Constantin's Harte Jungs

    27-Apr-2000

    Germany's Atlas International has picked up worldwide sales rights to Constantin Film's latest German box office hit, Ants In The Pants (Harte Jungs), directed by Marc Rothemund.
  • Murdoch buys 34% of Germany's TM3 channel

    26-Apr-2000

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is buying a 34% stake in German TV-channel TM3 from Germany's Tele-Muenchen Group for $168m, taking over the operation 100%.
  • Keil calls for revamp of German funding system

    19-Apr-2000

    Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg chief Klaus Keil has called for a rethink of the German public film funding system in the light of German media companies' successful IPOs.
  • Downtown picks up Belgium's Molokai

    10-Apr-2000

    UK distributor Downtown Pictures has acquired UK rights to Molokai: The Story Of Father Damien, which screened last week in London at the "United Tastes of Belgium" showcase (March 31-April 5).
  • Hofer surfaces at BW Film Academy

    6-Apr-2000

    Former Studio Babelsberg Independents (SBI) chief Arthur Hofer has been appointed artistic head at the Baden-Wuerrttemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. He succeeds Albrecht Ade who founded the academy in 1991.
  • Naumann cuts Export Union funding

    30-Mar-2000

    The German Film Export Union's efforts to promote German cinema abroad have been dealt a blow by the decision of federal culture minister Michael Naumann to cut its financial support by $104,500 (DM215,000) this year.
  • Junkersdorf slams Germany's proposed media law

    28-Mar-2000

    Producer Eberhard Junkersdorf, chairman of the German Federal Film Board (FFA)'s administrative council, has lashed out at German finance minister Hans Eichel for his planned revisions to legislation governing private media funds in Germany.
  • Hofer set to quit Babelsberg

    28-Mar-2000

    Germany's Studio Babelsberg has been rocked by the news that a second executive - Arthur Hofer - is to exit the production centre near Berlin, following the departure of studio boss Friedrich-Carl Wachs at the end of February (Screendaily February 14).
  • EM.TV confirms Formula One deal

    24-Mar-2000

    Aggressive German merchandising and production empire EM.TV & Merchandising has confirmed that it has agreed with Bernie Ecclestone to acquire 100% of Speed Investment. The deal gives EM.TV a 50% stake in SLEC, the holding company which owns all Formula One motor racing activities.
  • Germany's 4Kids jumps on flotation bandwagon

    24-Mar-2000

    NASDAQ-listed US children's entertainment outfit 4Kids Entertainment is floating on the German stock exchange as part of a dual listing.
  • Constantin enters international TV production

    23-Mar-2000

    Bernd Eichinger's Constantin Film is expanding into production of international TV event programming with a $20m two-part adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley's international sword and sorcery bestseller The Mists Of Avalon.
  • Kinowelt mulls investment in Kloiber's TM3

    22-Mar-2000

    Aggressive German media group Kinowelt is considering taking over Rupert Murdoch's 66% stake in Munich-based channel TM3 as a means of gaining access to a broadcast outlet according to German press reports.
  • BKN International raises $60m from IPO

    21-Mar-2000

    Children''s animation producer and distributor BKN International raised $59.5m (euros61.2m) from its IPO on Frankfurt''s Neuer Markt last week.
  • Drefa to exit Progress Film Distributors

    20-Mar-2000

    Drefa Media Holding, a subsidiary of Leipzig-based public broadcaster MDR, is planning to sell its 37.5% stake in the recently privatised East German Progress Film Distributors.
  • Sony, Dubbing Brothers team up for German launch

    17-Mar-2000

    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and French dubbing specialist Dubbing Brothers have unveiled plans to build a $4.5m (DM9m) state-of-the-art digital facility at the Babelsberg studios outside Berlin.
  • Kirch Group sets up holding company

    16-Mar-2000

    German media mogul Leo Kirch has put the final pieces of Kirch Group''s restructuring in place. As of April 1, former KirchVermogensVerwaltungs assumes a new role, and user-friendlier name, when, as KirchHolding, it becomes the central holding company.
  • CineMedia set to board Becker studio project

    14-Mar-2000

    Aggressively-expanding German post-production group, CineMedia, is in talks to co-produce a $65-75m adaptation of an unnamed best-selling novel, to be directed by City Hall director Harold Becker.
  • Antena 3, Fox ink five-year output deal

    7-Mar-2000

    Twentieth Century Fox International Television and Antena 3 have entered into a five-year output deal which includes future feature films as well as titles such as Independence Day, Romeo & Juliet, The Full Monty and There's Something About Mary.
  • Top auteurs give support to human rights fest

    6-Mar-2000

    An initiative to create a multi-territory festival aiming to use film to promote awareness for human rights issues has garnered glittering support from the film industry.
  • Canary Islands gets second film commission

    6-Mar-2000

    Tenerife's local government has formed a film commission to encourage international productions to shoot on the island.
  • Germany's Primacom plans digital launch

    1-Mar-2000

    Germany's third-largest cable operator Primacom is launching a digital pay-TV platform in May. The yet-to-be-named service will offer more than 80 channels, pay-per-view, internet and other services.
  • Intertainment signs $22m deal with Spain's Manga

    29-Feb-2000

    Germany's Intertainment has signed a $22.4m multi-picture deal with Spanish distributor Manga Films.
  • FFC, AtomFilms give shorts theatrical outing

    28-Feb-2000

    Independent distribution outfit the Feature Film Company (FFC) has teamed up with Seattle-based Internet distributor AtomFilms to secure a number of short films a theatrical outing in the UK.
  • Filmax launches Galician animation studio

    23-Feb-2000

    Spain's growing mini-studio The Filmax Group has joined with post-production laboratory Filmtel and a Galician capital risk fund to launch animation producer Bren Entertainment.
  • Grade consortium buys Pinewood for $99m

    22-Feb-2000

    After announcing yesterday that it has sold Odeon Cinemas to private equity financier Cinven, the UK's Rank group today confirmed the sale of British film studio Pinewood Studios to a consortium headed by former Channel 4 boss Michael Grade for $99m (£62m).
  • Visionview taps Berliner Bank's Robbins

    21-Feb-2000

    Veteran UK film and television financier Jim Reeve has ramped up his financing outfit Visionview with the appointment of Steve Robbins.
  • Rotterdam's CineMart sows seeds for Berlin

    10-Feb-2000

    The Berlin International Film Festival and market may only have unfolded this week, but the mating game for development and production finance partners is already in full swing.
  • Fresh talent picks up Tigers at Rotterdam

    7-Feb-2000

    Three fledgling directors from three different international territories walked away with a VPRO Tiger Award at the close of this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam on Saturday night.
  • Artificial Eye unveils debut productions

    2-Feb-2000

    UK specialist distributor Artificial Eye Film Company is kickstarting its long-planned move into production with Working Up To Winter, a contemporary road movie written and to be directed by Sarah Turner.
  • Belgium caught in funding war

    27-Jan-2000

    An angry war of words has broken out among Belgium's regional and national governments over the thorny issue of funding policies for the audio-visual industry.
  • Flanders chief plans Ghent film commission

    26-Jan-2000

    Flanders International Film Festival director Jacques Dubrulle is drawing up plans that could lead to Ghent becoming the first Belgian city to launch a film commission.
  • Soccer pic producers score in battle against BSkyB

    25-Jan-2000

    UK film-making duo Mary McGuckian and John Lynch have succeeded in their bid to prevent satellite broadcaster BSkyB from carrying the film Best on one of its movie channels.
  • Soccer pic producers take BSkyB to court

    20-Jan-2000

    UK film making duo Mary McGuckian and John Lynch are applying for a court injunction to prevent satellite broadcaster BSkyB from carrying the film Best on one of its movie channels.

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